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5-star guard Bryce Thompson picks Kansas

great to see us land a prime time under armour prospect who had us and a bunch of nike (or Jordan Brand) schools in his top 4.

Maybe it's not all about the sneakers after all.

November 12, 2019 at 11:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Notebook: Self jokes 'dumb' scheduling makes for difficult slate

Sometimes they have games at Sprint Center which are part of the home court season ticket holders package. It is not a neutral site game. We have our band, our spirit squad, our fans and the visiting team doesn't. Those games tend to count toward the home court winning streak until we lose one of them. Then they start specifying that our win streak consists only of games played in Allen Fieldhouse.

I agree that it's annoying and I wish that they'd just not count the Sprint Center games and only count the Allen Fieldhouse games toward our home winning streak. But there is logic for why they do it, my biggest complaint is that we count the Sprint Center games when it helps, but then when it doesn't help then we switch the language to games played at Allen Fieldhouse.

November 11, 2019 at 8:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Marcus Garrett takes top spot in ratings after tough loss to Duke

Duke defended the post entry pass very well. I liked watching what Garrett and Dotson were able to do driving through traffic and getting deep paint touches. Often they may miss a difficult shot but create easy putbacks on the weak side for the bigs.

November 6, 2019 at 7:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Marcus Garrett takes top spot in ratings after tough loss to Duke

I was surprised to see more Braun than Moss and Wilson.

I definitely wanted the ball to touch Garrett's hands in every possession on the last two minutes. Dotson will play better as the year progresses and he may end up being the go to guy late in games, but last night was not his night, and I don't yet see a killer instinct in him. It may come out when his confidence is higher.

On the same note, Ochai also needs to develop a mean streak. He's going to be a star, and he has the potential to be the kind of guy who can take over a game whenever he wants, but if KU's going to be a contender this year, then he and Dotson both will need to be more assertive and take some of the pressure off of Garrett.

McCormack will be very good this year and we know exactly what to expect from Udoka as long as he stays healthy. I predicted that De Sousa may be set up to underachieve this year because the expectations were built too high for him after the final four season and the last year he had to sit out. He may struggle this season, but I think that it will be good for him to eat up on some cupcakes before we start the conference slate.

I hope that Moss is able to contribute this season, because we need more shooting.

November 6, 2019 at 7:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas forward Mitch Lightfoot plans to redshirt 2019-20 season

this will be interesting to keep an eye out for.

Dok could get hurt. Can Silvio and Mac play without fouling? Are they ready for the many, many different looks they are going to see offensively and defensively throughout the year?

I tend to think that DMac is poised to exceed expectations and Silvio might be set up for a bit of a struggle.

Silvio comes with incredibly high expectations because he was so critical when he arrived late in the year and contributed to the final four run, but he hasn't faced the reality of playing a full season with opposing teams gameplanning against him.

DMac has a relatively lower bar set for him, and he definitely has the tools to surprise the casual college basketball observer this year.

November 4, 2019 at 8:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas coach Bill Self impressed by junior Marcus Garrett at the point

I hope that he has improved his sleep habits.

November 1, 2019 at 8:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Full Squad Ahead: KU rolls to 102-42 win over Pitt State

plus/minus is a raw measurement of how your team performed compared to the other team during your time on the floor.

for example, a plus/minus of 12 means that while you were on the floor, your team outscored the other team by 12 points. But a plus/minus of -15 means that your team was outscored by 15 points while you were on the floor.

ESPN uses a stat that they call <i>real plus/minus</i> which is a more advanced calculation of how a player contributed to the scoring differential while they were on the floor. I don't know anything about their formula, but I assume that you don't get full +/- credit if you're just a bystander to the action on the floor.

November 1, 2019 at 7:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Big 12 reprimands KU for football fans' field-storming

if there are enough KU fans, then they will tear both down, throw one in Potter Lake, and parade the other down Mass St.

October 31, 2019 at 8:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

There's a $1.5M difference between average head coaching salaries for men's, women's teams at KU, report shows

Thanks for the response.

I am not suggesting that there is not gender discrimination in pay, because I honestly don't know whether there is or isn't.

But in this article I don't see any evidence of gender discrimination. I do wonder why 6 of the 9 women's teams are coached by men. How many female coaches applied for and were interviewed for the head coaching jobs as opposed to men?

What do the three female women's coaches make compared to their 6 male women's coaching counterparts?

Also I know that she no longer works for KU, but how much does Hudy make? Does she get paid fairly compared to the men in her profession?

I could be wrong, but my instincts tell me that the gender pay gap issue is very complicated and very hard to set up an apples to apples comparison in order to know how significantly gender impacts pay, if it does.

I'm no economist, but I am of the opinion that a free market economy does not discriminate based on gender, but only on demand and supply. In the sports industry, supply is mostly a fixed value, and consumer demand drives prices. Consumer demand is why NBA players get paid 100X more than WNBA players and why I used to be able to go watch a Houston Astros game for $7 and right now it costs $700.

October 29, 2019 at 3:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jayhawks sense buzz leading up to Sunflower Showdown in Lawrence

Hopefully he gets lured away soon. That said, Les Miles has a chance to turn Kansas into something special in a couple more years. If he does and then we have a successful succession then we could turn 10 years of drought into 10 years of plenty.

October 29, 2019 at 11:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )